A road rage incident Tuesday in Spanaway ended with one driver being arrested, according to the Washington State Patrol.
A man texting and driving rear-ended a car in front of him in the 21800 block of Mountain Highway East in Spanaway about 2:20 p.m., trooper Brooke Bova said.
The passenger of the car that was hit, a military veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, got out and started hitting the texting driver’s car, and then the texting driver, Bova said.
“He said he snapped,” she said. “He admitted to everything.”
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The texting driver was slightly hurt, she said.
The passenger had a weapon but did not use it in the incident, Bova said. After going to a local hospital, he was to be taken to the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of fourth-degree assault.
The southbound lanes of Mountain Highway were closed for about an hour because of the investigation.